Rapid advances in technology allow imaging to be used at ever earlier stages of the diagnostic process, allowing healthcare professionals to monitor the progress of diseases using image-guided treatment. Radiology is a crucial part of modern medicine, but radiology malpractice can have serious consequences.
This is when you might seek professional legal help from Longden Walker & Renney Solicitors. Our clinical negligence team can help you understand if you have a viable claim. All you have to do is call 0191 5666 500 or fill out our no obligation online enquiry form to start the process with your free initial consultation.
You may be covered by our No Win No Fee agreement, which means you will not be financially liable if the case doesn’t succeed.
Our specialist clinical negligence team has a great deal of experience in supporting a wide-range of radiology-related medical negligence claims. Some examples of the cases we have dealt with include:
- Failure to correctly diagnose fractures and other injuries on an x-ray;
- Failure to diagnose a stroke;
- Substandard results reporting;
- Failure to follow-up suspicious results;
- Misinterpretation of x-rays, scans and MRIs;
- Failure to diagnose a brain tumour;
- Failure to diagnose a blood clot;
- Failure to diagnose cancers; and
- Misinterpretation of mammograms or ultrasounds resulting in the delayed diagnosis of breast cancer.
Radiologists direct an array of imaging technologies, such as:
- Computed Tomography (CT);
- Nuclear medicine;
- Positron Emission Tomography; and
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
Whilst the acquisition of medical imaging is usually carried out by a radiographer or radiologic technologist, a radiologist interprets the images and produces a report of their findings, together with their impression or diagnosis. It is this process that decides whether the report is passed onto the physician as either a routine or emergency case.
If you feel you have been a victim of radiology malpractice, contact Longdens’ clinical negligence solicitors today on 0191 5666 500.
What we can do for you
When it comes to radiology malpractice claims, Longden Walker & Renney’s specialist clinical negligence team have years of experience. We are fully aware of the physical, emotional and financial problems caused, particularly in the more serious injury cases.
Once we have established that you have a viable claim, we can carry out full investigations and gather the necessary medical and expert evidence needed for us to fight for the compensation you deserve. With serious cases, compensation can be very substantial to cover items such as suitable accommodation, transport, aids and equipment, ongoing treatment and rehabilitation, as well as any financial loss and for the injury itself.
So if you believe you, a family member of somebody you know could make a radiology malpractice claim, contact Longden Walker & Renney Solicitors today on 0191 5666 500, or fill out our online enquiry form. You will be under no obligation and your initial consultation is free.